Telecom Decision CRTC 2022-29
Ottawa, 10 February 2022
Revocation of basic international telecommunications services licences
The Commission revokes the basic international telecommunications services licences of 75 companies that have failed to comply with the conditions of licence. The Appendix identifies the companies that have had their licences revoked.
- All entities that provide basic international telecommunications services (BITS) to Canadians are required, pursuant to subsection 16.1(1) of the Telecommunications Act (the Act) and Telecom Decision 2008-70, to be licensed by the Commission.
- Pursuant to a condition of licence, licensees are required to keep current the information required by the Commission in the application form for the issuance or renewal of basic international telecommunications licences and to file with the Commission particulars of any change to such information within 30 days of the licensee becoming aware of such change.
- Licensees are also subject to annual reporting requirements pursuant to the following condition of licence:
The licensee shall file with the Commission any information required to be filed, in such form as may be prescribed by the Commission. For example, the licensee shall comply with the telecommunications industry data collection process requirements set out in Telecom Circular 2003-1 and Telecom Circular 2005-4, as amended from time to time by the Commission.
- Despite Commission requests that licensees comply with these filing requirements, a number of licensees failed to comply. Consequently, on 3 December 2021, the Commission, in accordance with subsection 16.4(1) of the Act, sent by registered mail to the contact addresses kept on file with the Commission a notice of intent to revoke the BITS licences of those licensees that had failed to comply with either or both of the above-referenced conditions of licence. The licensees were given until 17 December 2021 to file the required information with the Commission or make representations by the same date as to why they should not be required to comply with the conditions of licence.
- Seventy-five companies have failed to file the required information or make representations. The Commission, pursuant to subsection 16.4(1) of the Act, therefore revokes the licences of the companies listed in the Appendix.
- The Commission notes that any person providing BITS in Canada without a licence from the Commission may be found guilty of an offence punishable on a summary conviction under subsection 73(1) of the Act, which states the following:
73(1) Every person who contravenes subsection 16(4) or 16.1(1) or (2) or section 17 is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction and liable
- in the case of an individual, to a fine not exceeding fifty thousand dollars for a first offence, or one hundred thousand dollars for a subsequent offence; or
- in the case of a corporation, to a fine not exceeding five hundred thousand dollars for a first offence, or one million dollars for a subsequent offence.
The Commission also notes that any person providing BITS in Canada without a licence may have an administrative monetary penalty imposed on them pursuant to section 72.001 of the Act.
- Review of the basic international telecommunications services licensing regime, Telecom Decision CRTC 2008-70, 11 August 2008
- Telecommunications industry data collection: updating of CRTC registration lists, telecommunications fees, Canadian revenue-based contribution regime, international licences and monitoring of the Canadian telecommunications industry, Telecom Circular CRTC 2005-4, 9 February 2005
- Telecommunications industry data collection: updating of CRTC registration lists, telecommunications fees, Canadian contribution mechanism fund administration, international licences and monitoring of the Canadian telecommunications industry, Telecom Circular CRTC 2003-1, 11 December 2003
Appendix to Telecom Decision CRTC 2022-29
List of companies that have failed to comply with the conditions of the BITS licence
0995316 BC Ltd. /dba XenCALL
1287488 Ontario Limited
1466633 Ontario Inc.
2613168 Ontario Limited.
2637474 Ontario Ltd
2707688 Ontario Inc
9342-4661 Québec inc.
9366-0249 Quebec Inc.
ActiveServe, Inc. (dba ActivePBX)
All Communications Network of Canada Co.
Alpha Televoice Ltd.
Arcus Voice, Inc.
Arrow Group Inc
BCM One, Inc.
Business On Steroids Corporation
Buzz NetworX lnc.
CaspianWave Telecommunication Service Provider Inc.
Civimetrix Telecom Inc.
Comu Networks Inc.
Datacom Solutions Ltd.
Digital Scope Ltd.
Energy N Telecom Consulting Limited
Eric Fixes Everything
FlashFibr (Durham) Inc.
FlashFibr (Tri-City) Inc.
Global Telegate Canada, Inc.
Gulf Islands Cable Ltd.
Joven Tel Inc.
King George Communications Inc.
Kolibri Telecommunications Inc.
Last Mile Wireless Internet Inc.
Metro Optical Solutions, Inc.
ML Telecom Inc
Neptune TC Inc.
New Voice Media US, Inc.
Noel Communication Inc.
ONNI Networks Limited
PanOrion Quebec Inc.
Paqtn'kek Mi'kmaw First Nation
Premium Telecom Inc.
Saphir Technologies inc.
South Island Cable Ltd.
Stack8 Technologies Inc.
Supercity Office System
Telio Communications Canada Ltd.
Telio Nederland B.V.
Telrad Technology Group Ltd.
The Stockade Consulting Group Inc.
T-One Corporation inc
Unified Network Services Inc.
Vangate Technologies Inc.
Velox Group Limited
VioComm Communications Limited
Wannex Communications Inc.
Wicked EH Incorporated
Wilson Security Limited
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